Tremont Road - Main Library

Bring Your Cast of Characters to Life

Get to know your characters and they’ll help you write your novel. In this session, you’ll start creating your own character notebook, including biography sheets, pictures, maps, and more. Registration is required and begins August 17th

Trudy Brandenburg is an avid kayaker and author of “The Emma Haines Kayak Mystery Series.” Her published articles have appeared in various publications and last year she received an honorable mention from the Chillicothe Gazette for a short essay. Her first book, “Nighthawks on the New River,” was featured in 614 Magazine. She’s a researcher, writer, and writing coach for a Fortune 500 insurance company. She speaks at writers’ conferences, writing groups, book clubs, and teaches writing classes through Upper Arlington’s Lifelong Learning program.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Self Publishing with CreateSpace and Kindle

In a matter of hours you can sell your book on Amazon and Kindle. In this session, you’ll gain an overview of these self-publishing companies, owned by Amazon, and take away tips to make your experience easier. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Presented by Trudy Brandenburg. Trudy Brandenburg is an avid kayaker and author of “The Emma Haines Kayak Mystery Series.” Her published articles have appeared in various publications and last year she received an honorable mention from the Chillicothe Gazette for a short essay. Her first book, “Nighthawks on the New River,” was featured in 614 Magazine. She’s a researcher, writer, and writing coach for a Fortune 500 insurance company. She speaks at writers’ conferences, writing groups, book clubs, and teaches writing classes through Upper Arlington’s Lifelong Learning program.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Keep Your Hand Moving!

Follow this simple rule along with several others issued by best-selling author Natalie Goldberg as part of her “writing practice” technique to revolutionize the way you write. Join Nita Sweeney, long-time Goldberg student, for a participatory introduction to this freeing practice. Please bring writing materials. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Nita Sweeney writes and teaches using the techniques of best-selling author Natalie Goldberg with whom she has studied since 1996. Nita’s articles and essays have appeared in magazines and books. She also publishes Write Now Newsletter, a comprehensive collection of central Ohio writing events, as well as the blog, BumGlue. For more information visit her web site http://www.nitasweeney.com.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Using the Hero's Journey to Unlock Your Own Stories

The Hero’s Journey has been called the underlying pattern for nearly all narratives –from Greek myths to modern day action-adventure movies. But what is it, exactly, and how can understanding this structure help you, as a writer? Join Jody Casella, young adult author of Thin Space, for an introduction to the Hero’s Journey in other people’s fiction… and your own. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Jody Casella is a former high school English teacher with a degree in Creative Writing from Rhodes College and a Masters in English from the University of Memphis. Her first novel Thin Space is a paranormal YA mystery published by Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster which received a starred review from Kirkus. She lives with her husband and two teenagers in Columbus, Ohio.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Self Editing for Publication

Learn to identify common problems that keep editors from saying yes to your manuscript, and readers from turning pages. We’ll talk about how to find those sticking points in your writing, then work on how to fix them. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Faith Van Horne started in the publishing industry as a writer. Then she worked for three years as a content editor for a New York Times bestselling e-publisher. Now she’s a freelance editor, both for authors seeking traditional publication and those who self-publish. She also continues to write her own fiction. She loves working with newer writers, helping them to find their voice and sharpen their craft. To learn more, visit faithvanhorne.com.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Humor-Writing: When The Dog Eats Your Planner

No matter how bizarre your life seems to be, writing about it through a humor perspective can be therapeutic and fun. Whether you want to bring a light touch to your family memoir, blog about a world turned strange, or enliven your speeches with personal stories, humor columnist Pat Snyder will tell how she finds the funny in everyday life and writes about it. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Pat Snyder is the author of The Dog Ate My Planner: Tales and Tips From an Overbooked Life. Her regular column “Balancing Act” has appeared in ThisWeek suburban papers since 1998.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Freelance Writing for Magazines

Writing for magazines is a great way to earn income while learning about topics that interest you. There is a lot of work out there for those who want to pursue this writing avenue – and the best part is, you sell your article before you write that first word. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Karen Edwards has held full-time work in the communications field but has freelanced for magazines for more than 30 years. She has written publications such as Woman’s Day, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Entrepreneur, AARP magazine, Early American Life, Health, Cat Fancy and the WineBuzz as well as scores of others.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Try Your Hand at Humor Writing

Join humorist Pat Snyder for a hands on session to develop your humor writing skills. Learn how to turn the odd moments from everyday life into an entertaining story. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Pat Snyder is the author of The Dog Ate My Planner: Tales and Tips From an Overbooked Life. Her regular column “Balancing Act” has appeared in ThisWeek suburban papers since 1998.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Babytime Class

For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These skills will help children build vocabulary, recognize objects, and build a foundation for reading and learning. Some baby signs will be incorporated in this storytime.

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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